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Originally released in 2005 as a limited edition vinyl LP. Blood Operatives of the Barium Sunset is a collection of songs seemingly based on actual, but unnamed, shady characters of the global underworld past and present, according to the brief statement on the insert. Regardless of intent, this is cryptic folk music of the highest order, with several tracks employing folk/rock/psych orchestrations featuring the talents of Eyvind Kang, Tim Young, Richard Bishop, Andrew McGinnis, and Randall Dunn. Hailed as a masterpiece by a fair number of the few who've actually heard it, Blood Operatives of the Barium Sunset sounds as fresh, challenging, and separated from everything else today as it did upon initial release. Twisted Americana folklore breeding with baroque Italian cinematic pop, dark ballads, and vagrant story lines. Includes digital booklet.